Fitness News Round-up: 12-13-13

It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re browsing the Internet so I’ve rounded up what I think are a few interesting bits of fitness news for you.

This first one is from NPR. The trillions of microbes living in our guts is a growing field of research. Those of us suffering from IBS, Crohn’s disease or other intestinal problems welcome this new info.

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly.

As lifespans get longer and as more and more people take charge of their health, scientists are finding that a numerical age might not mean much any more. They’re now looking at other measures such as health, cognitive function and disability rates.

Redefining Old Age for the 21st Century

A small pilot study has found that changes in diet, exercise and stress management may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect aging. The study shows that it’s never too late to make a change. You can read this fascinating study through the link below.

 Change Your Lifestyle, Change How Your Cells Age

America’s Health Rankings, which releases information about the healthiest and least healthy areas in the United States on an annual basis, came out with its top 10 states. Beautiful Hawaii tops the list.

Hawaii Tops 2013 List of Healthiest States

And finally, it’s about time.

FDA Moves To Phase Out Widespread Use Of Antibiotics In Meat

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